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thien.ngo
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NEXUS 7706 License Status Unused

Hi Everyone, 

My system has one Cisco nexus 7706 with the following licenses below: 

N77-VDC1K9: Nexus 7700 VDC license (4 VDCs per license)

N77-LAN1K9: Nexus 7700 LAN Enterprise License (L3 protocols)

N77-TRS1K9: Nexus 7700 Transport Services License (OTV/LISP)

N77-EL21K9: Nexus 7700 Enhanced Layer 2 License (FabricPath)

In this image, I showed license usage in the CLI. 

In the configuration, I have created 2 VDC (image attached). But when I show license usage, the status of the VDC license is still unused. 

Has anyone encountered this situation before? And how to change the license status to in-use?

 

 
 

 

 

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Christopher Hart
Cisco Employee

Hi Thien,

Can you provide the output of show license usage from the admin VDC of the switch? Typically, the VDC_LICENSES license will only show as "In use" in the output of show license usage on the admin VDC, not any child VDCs. An example from my lab is shown below.

N7K-A-Admin# show vdc

Switchwide mode is m1 f1 m1xl f2 m2xl f2e f3 m3 

vdc_id  vdc_name                          state               mac                 type        lc      
------  --------                          -----               ----------          ---------   ------  
1       N7K-A-Admin                       active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:41   Admin       None    
2       VDC-ONE                           active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:42   Ethernet    f2      
3       VDC-TWO                           active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:43   Ethernet    m2xl    
4       VDC-THREE                         active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:44   Ethernet    f2      
5       VDC-FOUR                          active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:45   Ethernet    m2xl    
6       VDC-FIVE                          active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:46   Ethernet    f2      
7       VDC-SIX                           active              84:78:ac:0c:7b:47   Ethernet    f2      

N7K-A-Admin# show license usage
Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
                                 Count
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MPLS_PKG                      No    -   Unused             Grace 117D 2H
STORAGE-ENT                   No    -   Unused             -
VDC_LICENSES                  Yes  12   In use never       -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                No    -   Unused             -
FCOE-N7K-F132XP               No    0   Unused             -
FCOE-N7K-F248XP               Yes   1   Unused never       -
FCOE-N7K-F312FQ               No    0   Unused             -
FCOE-N7K-F348XP               No    0   Unused             -
ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           Yes   -   In use never       -
SCALABLE_SERVICES_PKG         Yes   -   In use never       -
TRANSPORT_SERVICES_PKG        Yes   -   Unused never       -
LAN_ADVANCED_SERVICES_PKG     Yes   -   In use never       -
LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   Yes   -   Unused never       -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
N7K-A-Admin# switchto vdc VDC-ONE 
Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 2002-2019, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The copyrights to certain works contained in this software are
owned by other third parties and used and distributed under
license. Certain components of this software are licensed under
the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or the GNU
Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1. A copy of each
such license is available at
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php
VDC-ONE# show license usage
Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
                                 Count
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MPLS_PKG                      No    -   Unused             Grace 117D 2H
STORAGE-ENT                   No    -   Unused             -
VDC_LICENSES                  Yes  12   Unused never       -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                No    -   Unused             -
FCOE-N7K-F132XP               No    0   Unused             -
FCOE-N7K-F248XP               Yes   1   Unused never       -
FCOE-N7K-F312FQ               No    0   Unused             -
FCOE-N7K-F348XP               No    0   Unused             -
ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           Yes   -   In use never       -
SCALABLE_SERVICES_PKG         Yes   -   Unused never       -
TRANSPORT_SERVICES_PKG        Yes   -   Unused never       -
LAN_ADVANCED_SERVICES_PKG     Yes   -   Unused never       -
LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   Yes   -   In use never       -
----------------------------------------------------------------------
VDC-ONE# 

I hope this helps - thank you!

-Christopher